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One More Thing

I sort of loved these kids in the way

they were my son and also some other people

who were not, in fact, my flesh and blood

but don’t get distracted by facts

did you in fact know we were living in a post-

factual word? he asked, slamming the door


I was trying to say something

I was trying to say that you

meaning me

can love someone in a glancing off the cuff


kind of way that involves nothing physical

but a kind of emotional proximity

that means for a moment we were in the same

approximate approximation

for example one kid was telling us about a man

who started fire with his hands


I’m skeptical


but I believe  a person addicted to opiods

can be cured with marijuana


who’s to say what is true


on the other hand, I walk about the world

in just my skin, as if anything can protect me


from feeling this joy




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